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Stormy Weather Arts Festival

The Stormy Weather Arts Festival has been one of the Cannon Beach’s most popular events for over a quarter century and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. Since its inception, the first weekend in November has been a celebration of the arts in Cannon Beach, where you can immerse yourself in the creative culture that has long been a part of this community. As in the beginning, the event still focuses on a wide range of visual and performing arts, offering the opportunity to meet artists and discuss their work, listen to local musicians, take in gallery events and experience why Cannon Beach has been recognized as one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America.”

Over the past few years, the event has grown to include a spotlight concert that showcases accomplished or up-and-coming musicians in the intimate setting of Cannon Beach’s Coaster Theatre Playhouse; the Dancing in the Rain Fashion Show featuring apparel and accessories from local and national designers; and Brews, Blues & Barbecues where guests can sample local beers while enjoying live blues and a barbecue lunch. The festival kicks off with the Friday night Stormy Weather Arts Benefit Cocktail & Dessert Party where you can interact with professional jewelry artists and see some of their work. The evening also includes a silent auction and raffle featuring vacation packages. The auction and raffle benefit children's art programs in Cannon Beach including the Coaster Theatre’s Coaster Kidz Theatre Camp, the Cannon Beach Arts Association children’s Summer Art Camp and the Sea Ranch Children’s Summer Music Camp.

The Stormy Weather Arts Festival weekend is filled with art gallery events, receptions and special guest artists. On Friday evening and all day Saturday, visitors can wander from gallery to gallery enjoying a variety of receptions and artist demonstrations and catch free live music performances with regional musicians at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the town as they go. This year, the foot-stomping Americana rock band, Heels to the Hardwood, will be featured at Saturday evening’s spotlight concert is always a memorable event and has featured artists including Cooper & the Jam, Heels to the Hardwood and The Coats.

Cannon Beach is home to over a dozen art galleries and has been named one of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America” by author John Villani in his book by the same title. Many of the gallery’s most successful national and regional artists, as well as prominent local artists, will be showcased during the festival. 

2018 Schedule of Events

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Evening Benefit Event

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Music Around Town – 11am-5pm

Enjoy live performances by regional musicians at six different locations around town.  

Cost: Free/Donations | Locations: The Landing, Sandpiper Square, Coaster Theatre Courtyard, Ecola Square, Haystack Square, Public Coast Brewing


Dancing in the Rain Fashion Show – 10am (Doors at 9:40am)

Pick out a new outfit at this runway show featuring apparel and accessories from local and national designers available in Cannon Beach shops.

Cost: Free Entry or guaranteed VIP seating with $5 donation | Location: Coaster Theatre Playhouse


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Brews, Blues & Barbecues – 11am-2pm

Sample local craft brews and savor a delicious barbecue lunch from a local chef.

Cost: $25 | Location: Cannon Beach Community Hall

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